On WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show, F.H. Buckley argued that America has become an “aristocracy” with fixed classes, why income inequality should matter to conservatives, and how America can solve its social mobility crisis through capitalist means.
Buckley urged Americans to look to more socially mobile first-world nations where the Lincolnian ideal that “We Can All Get Ahead” is alive–including our Canadian neighbors, where those born to the poorest parents are more likely than those in America to go on and have higher incomes as adults.
Buckley and Lehrer discuss school choice, immigration policy, and political corruption as a few areas where America can look outside its borders for better models.
Listen to the full interview below and learn more in The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America: